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ICC Bans Two Hong Kong Cricketers For Life

UrduPoint – The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned two Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, from all cricket for life for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016

Dubai, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 26th Aug, 2019 ) :The International
Cricket Council (
ICC) on Monday banned two
Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban,
from all cricket for life for breaching the
ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and
2016.

Summary

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned two Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, from all cricket for life for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016Dubai, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 26th Aug, 2019 ) :The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned two Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, from all cricket for life for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016.
  • The ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal “heard evidence that all three players fixed or contrived to fix matches, failed, for reward, to perform and failed to disclose approaches to fix during a number of international fixtures across a two-year period”.
  • Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit), added: “This has been a long and complex investigation which has uncovered systematic attempts to influence moments in matches by experienced international cricketers over a period of time.
  • “These matches were won by Hong Kong so it did not materially affect the results of the tournament, however I cannot reiterate strongly enough to any player considering this that we treat any form of fixing – spot or match – with the upmost seriousness.
  • “Hong Kong is one of 92 associate, or non-Test playing, ICC members, making it a second-tier team and a minnow on the international stage.


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